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Liverpool eyeing summer move for £100 million forward, Chelsea and Tottenham also in the running

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Liverpool have joined the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.

Leverkusen have slapped a £100 million price tag on the 20-year-old who is being monitored by numerous Premier League clubs.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have all regularly watched Bailey, but Liverpool are eager to add the Jamaican to their squad.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

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Following on from winter breaks, domestic cup competitions and even Club World Cups, a sense of normality returns to European soccer again this weekend.

The Bundesliga is back after their hiatus, with two eye-catching contests on the schedule. Elsewhere, in the Premier League the runaway leaders face what promises to be their most difficult challenge of the campaign, while another tussle will have big connotations at both ends of the table.

Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen Coach Heiko Herrlich Fined €12,000 For Pathetic Touchline Dive Against Borussia Monchengladbach (Video)

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Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has been stung with a hefty €12,000 fine for diving during a DfB Pokal match against Borussia Monchengladbach back in mid-December.

Down on the touchline, Herrlich collapsed to the floor in spectacular fashion when Gladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria strayed into his general vicinity to pick up a loose ball.

Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal eyeing move for £40 million winger

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Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are monitoring Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.

The Premier League trio have all watched the 20-year-old and are expected to submit offers this summer.

According to the Mirror, Bailey is valued at around £40 million.

The Jamaican joined Genk from Trencin in 2015.

Bayer Leverkusen Coach Heiko Herrlich Should Be Retrospectively Charged With Diving After Taking Ridiculous Tumble In Technical Area (Video)

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Not that the rule exists in Germany, but if there's any justice then Bayer Leverkusen's Heiko Herrlich will be the first coach to be retrospectively charged with wilful deception of a match official after taking a tumble in laughable technical area during Wednesday evening's DFB Pokal game against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Mixed results for USMNT players in the DFB Pokal

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The DFB Pokal round of 16 was on the midweek schedule in Germany, the last games before the Bundesliga winter break. Weston McKennie subbed on in the 79th minute for Schalke in their 1-0 home win over Cologne. Maximilian Meyer scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute with Ralf Fahrmann keeping the clean sheet.

Bayern Munich, Dortmund and RB Leipzig feature in DFB Pokal games on US TV this week

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The Bundesliga’s top three teams will be playing midweek in the DFB Pokal competition, which will be streamed live to soccer fans in the United States.

All of the games will be shown televised live on ESPN Deportes. English-language broadcasts will also be available on ESPN3.

Here’s the schedule of the matches (all times listed below are Eastern United States time zone):

Tuesday, October 24

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Bayern Munich, Dortmund and RB Leipzig feature in DFB Pokal games on US TV this week

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The Bundesliga’s top three teams will be playing midweek in the DFB Pokal competition, which will be streamed live to soccer fans in the United States.

All of the games will be shown televised live on ESPN Deportes. English-language broadcasts will also be available on ESPN3.

Here’s the schedule of the matches (all times listed below are Eastern United States time zone):

Tuesday, October 24

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This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The remaining European Leagues get started this weekend with La Liga, Serie A, and the Bundesliga all seeing their first action of the new season, which leads to another Saturday of dawn til dusk soccer on your TV.

Bayern Munich's title defense kicks off Friday night against Bayer Leverkusen on FS1, which also broadcasts an MLS tilt between Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls that night.

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Keita on target as Leipzig beat Augsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Liverpool-bound Naby Keita helped RB Leipzig beat Augsburg 2-0 in Friday’s Bundesliga clash when he scored a stinging second-half winner with a free-kick.

Runaway leaders Bayern Munich remain 15 points clear as they await Schalke 04 on Saturday whilst Bayer Leverkusen can climb level with Leipzig on 38 if they beat Hertha Berlin.

Keita on target as Leipzig beat Augsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Liverpool-bound Naby Keita helped RB Leipzig beat Augsburg 2-0 in Friday’s Bundesliga clash when he scored a stinging second-half winner with a free-kick.

Runaway leaders Bayern Munich remain 15 points clear as they await Schalke 04 on Saturday whilst Bayer Leverkusen can climb level with Leipzig on 38 if they beat Hertha Berlin.

Schalke, Frankfurt into German Cup last four

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Berlin (AFP) – A first half goal from Guido Burgstaller fired Schalke to a 1-0 victory over Wolfsburg and a place in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday.

Last year’s finalists Eintracht Frankfurt also progressed to the last four, as a comedy of defensive errors saw them beat local rivals Mainz 3-0.

Injured Leverkusen captain Bender out three weeks

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen suffered a blow on Wednesday as their captain Lars Bender is expected to be sidelined for the next three weeks with a groin injury.

The Germany defender limped out of Tuesday’s 4-2 German Cup win at home to Werder Bremen and a scan has revealed a torn groin.

Five things we learned from the Bundesliga weekend

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Berlin (AFP) – Michy Batshuayi made a blistering start to life at Borussia Dortmund on Friday, firing the team back into the top four with two goals on his debut.

The Belgian wasn’t the only debutant to make an impact, as 20-year-old English forward Ademola Lookman grabbed a late winner in his first game for RB Leipzig.

Stuttgart hire Turkish coach

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Berlin (AFP) – VfB Stuttgart appointed Turkey’s Tayfun Korkut as new coach on Monday, who was previously in charge at three other Bundesliga clubs where his track record was only modest.

The 43-year-old Korkut takes over from Hannes Wolf, who was fired on Sunday after a home defeat to Schalke 04 left the newly promoted side three points above the Bundesliga relegation places.

Bailey shines as Leverkusen climb to second

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Berlin (AFP) – Winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Jamaican showed why Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly chasing him with an audacious first-half shot which beat several defenders.

Bailey shines as Leverkusen climb to second

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Berlin (AFP) – Winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Jamaican showed why Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly chasing him with an audacious first-half shot which beat several defenders.

Bailey shines as Bayer Leverkusen climbs to second

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Berlin (AFP) – Jamaica winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went third in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The 20-year-old showed why Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly chasing him with an audacious back-heeled shot, which beat several defenders on 43 minutes at Hoffenheim.

Bailey shines as Bayer Leverkusen climbs to second

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Berlin (AFP) – Jamaica winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went third in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The 20-year-old showed why Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly chasing him with an audacious back-heeled shot, which beat several defenders on 43 minutes at Hoffenheim.

Five Bundesliga things you may have missed

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are on course for a sixth straight German league title after finishing the weekend 13 points clear thanks to Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Second-placed RB Leipzig have told Liverpool Naby Keita will not join them before next season after the midfielder scored a superb goal in the 3-1 win over Schalke amidst rumours the Reds want him in this transfer window.

Five Bundesliga things you may have missed

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are on course for a sixth straight German league title after finishing the weekend 13 points clear thanks to Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Second-placed RB Leipzig have told Liverpool Naby Keita will not join them before next season after the midfielder scored a superb goal in the 3-1 win over Schalke amidst rumours the Reds want him in this transfer window.

Ribery strikes as Bayern go 14 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery showed Bayern Munich why the Bundesliga leaders should extend his contract as the 34-year-old netted a superb goal in Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

The away victory - Bayern’s first at Leverkusen since 2013 - leaves them 14 points clear and on course for a sixth straight Bundesliga title as the German league resumed after the winter break.

Ribery strikes as Bayern go 14 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery showed Bayern Munich why the Bundesliga leaders should extend his contract as the 34-year-old netted a superb goal in Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

The away victory - Bayern’s first at Leverkusen since 2013 - leaves them 14 points clear and on course for a sixth straight Bundesliga title as the German league resumed after the winter break.

Bayern start new signing Wagner on bench

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes pulled a surprise in his starting line-up at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday by leaving new signing Sandro Wagner on the bench.

Bayern paid Hoffenheim around 13 million euros ($15.4m) last month for Wagner, who was signed as back-up for their top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski.

Bolt’s pal Bailey out to dazzle Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey plans to prove against Bayern Munich on Friday that the Jamaican winger is even quicker with the ball at his feet than close friend Usain Bolt as the Bundesliga returns from its winter break this weekend.

Fourth-placed Leverkusen reopen proceedings on Friday with a mouth-watering clash at home to run-away league leaders Bayern, who have an 11-point lead over nearest rival Schalke.

Bolt’s pal Bailey out to dazzle Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey plans to prove against Bayern Munich on Friday that the Jamaican winger is even quicker with the ball at his feet than close friend Usain Bolt as the Bundesliga returns from its winter break this weekend.

Fourth-placed Leverkusen reopen proceedings on Friday with a mouth-watering clash at home to run-away league leaders Bayern, who have an 11-point lead over nearest rival Schalke.

Bayern resume Bundesliga title quest with Leverkusen trip

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery warned Bayern Munich face a tricky test at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday as they resume their march towards a sixth straight Bundesliga title following the German winter break.

Jupp Heynckes’s team are 11 points clear of second-place Schalke but Leverkusen, who are two points further back in fourth, are unbeaten in 14 matches dating back to September under ex-Dortmund coach Heiko Herrlich.

Leverkusen rubbish Leno to Bayern reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen’s director of sport Rudi Voeller denounced as “gibberish” media reports on Monday that their Germany international goalkeeper Bernd Leno is set to join Bayern Munich in January.

“That is gibberish,” said Voeller of any move for Leno, who has more than two years left on his Bayer contract.

Leverkusen rubbish Leno to Bayern reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen’s director of sport Rudi Voeller denounced as “gibberish” media reports on Monday that their Germany international goalkeeper Bernd Leno is set to join Bayern Munich in January.

“That is gibberish,” said Voeller of any move for Leno, who has more than two years left on his Bayer contract.

Philipp, Castro add to Dortmund’s injury woes

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund are set to be without midfielders Maximilian Philipp and Gonzalo Castro for the foreseeable future after the pair picked up serious injuries on Saturday.

Dortmund already have German World Cup winner Mario Goetze sidelined for the next six weeks with damaged ankle ligaments.

Philipp, Castro add to Dortmund’s injury woes

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund are set to be without midfielders Maximilian Philipp and Gonzalo Castro for the foreseeable future after the pair picked up serious injuries on Saturday.

Dortmund already have German World Cup winner Mario Goetze sidelined for the next six weeks with damaged ankle ligaments.

Leverkusen stumble to draw against Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen’s poor start to the Bundesliga season continued on Sunday, as they twice threw away a lead to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg.

Dominant in the opening half an hour, Leverkusen finally broke the deadlock on 29 minutes. Lars Bender fired the ball in from close range to score his first goal since April 2016.

Leipzig sign Kampl as cover for Liverpool-bound Keita

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig announced Thursday the signing of Slovenia midfielder Kevin Kampl as a possible replacement for Guinea international Naby Keita who has agreed to join Liverpool for the 2018-19 season.

The 27-year-old Kampl switches from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported fee of 20 million euros ($23.

Robben, Thiago back in training for Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich received a timely boost on Tuesday when Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez all returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga match at Werder Bremen.

The trio sat out last Friday’s opening match of the season when the defending champions eased to a 3-1 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Video ref gets thumbs up on Bundesliga debut

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Berlin (AFP) – The historic debut of the video assistant referee in Germany’s top flight got a thumbs up from the relieved match referee after it spotted a penalty in Bayern Munich’s opening win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern were 2-0 up at home in Friday’s first game of the new Bundesliga season when the VAR, which is being trialled for the first time in the German league this season, made its first intervention.

Video ref gets thumbs up on Bundesliga debut

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Berlin (AFP) – The historic debut of the video assistant referee in Germany’s top flight got a thumbs up from the relieved match referee after it spotted a penalty in Bayern Munich’s opening win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern were 2-0 up at home in Friday’s first game of the new Bundesliga season when the VAR, which is being trialled for the first time in the German league this season, made its first intervention.

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.

The video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into play for the first time to spot that Lewandowski was fouled in the area in the second-half.

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Liverpool target Kai Havertz visits Melwood

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Kai Havertz: Liverpool scouting Bayer Leverkusen starlet

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Bundesliga summer transfers: From James Rodriguez to Reece Oxford, 10 signings to get excited about in 2017/18

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